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Here's a secret.
When Nathan first said he would bring over "Bohnanza" for us to play. I immediately thought of this.
For young folk out there - that's the theme song to the TV show Bonanza. Which was a popular western on TV. And I used to watch re-runs growing up. On Sundays because Channel 39 in Dallas ran westerns on Sundays. And it was before we had hundreds of channels on cable. And of course no Internet.
Back to our card game.
This game is a game from a small outfit named Rio Grande Games.
And it can be played with 2 to 7 people. My wife joined us so we had 3.
In general the game is similar to Gin Rummy.
The goal is to collect the most coins by harvesting your beans.
There are cards of different types (all of them are beans). Some beans like the Wax bean are prevalent. Thus it takes more of them to get coins. Other beans may only have 6 total in the deck, thus are harder to ge…
I (Mark) did. I really enjoyed it. And I still miss playing pen and paper RPG games. In future I hope we can cover some variations including the Mythics engine. Which lets you play without a GM or Dungeon Master. And even play solo.
Note - Nathan's never played old school DnD. His generation had Magic the Gathering.